Red Light Therapy

What is Red Light Therapy?

Red Light Therapy is the practice of shining red light onto the skin. Red light is between the wavelengths of 620 nm and 700 nm. Research has shown that red light, when used in specific ways on the skin, helps skin look younger, improves acne lesions, speeds healing time and reduces pain.1 NASA initially discovered that Red Light Therapy improved healing time for astronauts.2 Since then, Red Light Therapy has been FDA approved for multiple purposes.

How does Red Light Therapy work?

Red light is capable of penetrating the skin to a depth of about 10 mm. Once absorbed, this light energy is converted into cellular energy, kicking off an entire series of metabolic events. These events include increased circulation into the area, increased lymphatic drainage, increased production of collagen, increased ability of the cells to “clean up after themselves” (phagocytosis) and decreased inflammation.When All of these work together, it can result in younger looking, less inflamed skin.*

What are the risks?

Multiple studies have shown no risks with Red Light Therapy, in part because it is such a gentle and natural treatment.

How many treatments do I need?

Since this is a very gentle treatment, multiple sessions are needed in order to get the desired results.* Genesis MedSpa recommends starting with a series of 3 treatments weekly for three weeks and then doing maintenance sessions about once every 4 – 6 months. However, because this is such a safe treatment, it can be done as frequently as desired.

What will I look like after the Red Light Therapy session?

Red Light Therapy is such a gentle and natural treatment that your skin may look completely normal after your treatment.1* You may apply mineral based make-up and sunscreen immediately. After several treatments, you will begin to notice that your skin may look and feel softer, smoother, less wrinkled and less inflamed.*

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